Big upset in China this week as little known Japanese underdog Sho Kimura (15-1-2, 7 KOs) stunned now former WBO flyweight champion Zou Shiming (9-2, 2 KOs) by eleventh round TKO on Zou’s home turf and own promotion in Shanghai on Friday. It was a big card for the Chinese star who recently cut promotional ties with Top Rank and long time trainer Freddie Roach, and it took a disastrous turn late in the fight. See the following video of the stoppage:
Another big upset took place Friday in Florida as short-notice opponent Daniel Lozano (14-4, 11 KOs) stunned former WBO World super flyweight title challenger David Carmona (20-5, 8 KOs) via second round knockout. While Carmona has lost several times before he’d just gone the distance with highly rated super bantamweights Carlos Cuadras and Naoya Inoue in his last two outings (going 10 and 12 rounds respectively) but didn’t last six minutes with the unheralded Lozano. Check out the HUGE left hook that scored the first knockdown:
Fighting for the first time in over a year, ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz (32-6-2, 25 KOs) stopped Saul Corral (23-10, 14 KOs) in Round 4 on Sunday night at the Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California as seen live on PBC on FS1.
Hulking Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller (19-0-1, 17 KOs) remained undefeated Saturday in Brooklyn with an eighth round TKO over top fifteen heavyweight Gerald Washington (18-2-1, 12 KOs) in preliminary action on Showtime social media (see full fight below). There were some exciting moments but Miller looked more polished and was the bigger man and heavier puncher. Washington’s corner stopped the bout when he was under some duress in Round 8 giving him his second consecutive setback as he was stopped by Deontay Wilder in the fifth round of his last fight. Miller possibly put himself near title contention with the win but looked lumbering fighting at 298 pounds.
In an awkward co-feature Saturday on Showtime, former junior middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KOs) made short work of Argentina’s Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-5-2, 16 KOs), stopping him in Round 4 when the visitor’s corner stopped the bout. Stories circulated that Heiland had an injured leg going into the bout and he didn’t look very mobile once it started. Charlo scored knockdowns in the second and fourth round and it looked like the Argentine didn’t want to be there. The win put Charlo in line for a 160-pound WBC title shot in the future.
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In other action, welterweight contender Sadam Ali (25-1, 14 KOs) pounded out a unanimous decision victory over former two-time interim WBA Super Lightweight champion Johan Perez (22-4-4, 15 KOs) Saturday. The 10-round fight, which earned Ali the vacant WBA International Welterweight, was the main event of the latest edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN from Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.
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